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Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 21

Sep 21, 2020

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First hour: Mike Barry, Jr., Republican candidate for the 56th Senate District

Second hour: Discussing the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We continue our series of interviews with candidates for office. Longtime Republican State Senator Joe Robach is not seeking reelection, and two candidates are vying for his seat. This hour, we hear from Republican candidate Mike Barry, Jr.. He discusses his platform and priorities for the district. Our guest:

  • Mike Barry, Jr., Republican candidate for the 56th Senate District

Then in our second hour, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing on Friday has led to public displays of mourning across the country. As NPR reports, "her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her." This hour, our guests discuss the consequences of her passing, as well as Ginsburg's life, her legacy on the court, and her contributions to this country as a champion of gender equality. Our guests:

  • Jill Paperno, J.D., president of the Monroe County Bar Association
  • Stephanie Woodward, J.D., disability rights advocate with Disability Details
  • Stephanie Townsend, member of the Pittsford Town Board